The architectural wonders in Uttar Pradesh include Buddhist Stupas and Viharas, Ancient Monasteries, Townships, Forts, Gates, Palaces, Temples, Mosques, Mausoleums, Memorials and other community structures. Besides other places these magnificent structures have been built in and around the seats of learning, pilgrimage and major cities like Agra, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Lucknow, Jhansi, Mathura, Kanpur, Meerut and Mirzapur.
Mughal architecture is a seamless fusion of Hindu, Islamic, and Central Asian culture. The splendour of UP’s Islamic buildings has received world acclaim. Three of its monuments are UNESCO-acclaimed World Heritage sites. This includes the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and Emperor Akbar’s dream capital Fatehpur Sikri.